Council for Innovation Promotion

Fact Check: There Is No Patent Quality Crisis

Claim: Former Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) alleged that “our innovation economy is groaning under the weight of…thousands of meritless legal actions” brought forth by “patent trolls [wielding] low-quality patents.” Rep. Goodlatte claimed that the country needs significant reforms to stop these “patent trolls” from “generating waste and inefficiencies” and to “make the patent system work […]

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Inventor Spotlight: Chester Greenwood

C4IP is recognizing a renowned American inventor who provided cold-weather protection — and altered the course of his hometown — with his patented invention: earmuffs. Chester Greenwood, American inventor and founder of Greenwood’s Ear Protector Factory. Born in Maine, with an affinity for ice skating outdoors, Greenwood was no stranger to winter-weather discomforts — including

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Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Won’t Get off the Ground Without Strong IP Protections

The USPTO has launched a new Cancer Moonshot Expedited Examination Pilot Program. The program — which began on February 1, 2023 — expedites the examination of patent applications pertaining to a host of technologies that prevent cancer and cancer mortality. This is a promising measure taken by the Biden administration to encourage IP-based investments in

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